go on board
set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)
"she embarked upon a new career"
proceed somewhere despite the risk of possible dangers
"We ventured into the world of high-tech and bought a supercomputer"
To get on a boat or ship or (outside the USA) an aeroplane.
All passengers please embark now.
To start, begin.
Phil embarked on his journey yesterday.
Origin: From embarquer, from em- + barque
to cause to go on board a vessel or boat; to put on shipboard
to engage, enlist, or invest (as persons, money, etc.) in any affair; as, he embarked his fortune in trade
to go on board a vessel or a boat for a voyage; as, the troops embarked for Lisbon
to engage in any affair
Origin: [F. embarquer; pref. em- (L. in) + barque bark: cf. Sp. embarcar, It. imbarcare. See Bark. a vessel.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
em-bärk′, v.t. to put on board ship: to engage in any affair.—v.i. to go on board ship: to engage in a business: to enlist.—n. Embarkā′tion, a putting or going on board: that which is embarked: (obs.) a vessel.—p.adjs. Embarked′; Embark′ing.—n. Embark′ment. [Fr. embarquer, from em, in, barque, a bark.]
Embark is a mobile application designed to make it easy to get around cities using mass transit. Among other features, the iOS and Android application tells users when trains and busses are coming and will send push notifications when services are delayed. With over half a million users and rapid growth, Embark’s simple and powerful mobile application is designed to bring urban transportation into the age of the smartphone. Embark is available for twelve major transportation systems in the US and the UK and is expanding rapidly. Embark won best transit and mobility app awards from the New York MTA App Quest and NYC Big Apps 3.0 contests.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
To put or cause to go on board a vessel or boat; as, to embark troops. To go on board of a ship, boat, or vessel; as, the troops embarked for Egypt.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'embark' in Verbs Frequency: #923
The numerical value of embark in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of embark in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of embark in a Sentence
We're about to embark on an incredible journey.
We're about to embark on a ... hearing on a plan that neither side really wants.
Life is a journey we embark on, some find it easy and some find it rocky only faith can define your accomplishment.
As the Japanese people embark upon a new era, we will renew the strong bonds of friendship between our two countries.
Today, we turn the page on a terrible part of our history and we embark on a new road lined with hope, forgiveness and love.
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Translations for embark
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- μπαρκάρω, επιβιβάζομαιGreek
- embarcar, embarcarseSpanish
- nousta, aloittaa, lähteäFinnish
- cur er boayrdManx
- ascenderet HierosolymamLatin
- começar, embarcarPortuguese
- a se îmbarcaRomanian
- начать, [[сесть]] [[на]] [[кора́бль]], начинать, [[сади́ться]] [[на]] [[корабль]]Russian
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